Worship and Music Conference content now available online

by Sally Scherer
8/30/2021

This summer’s Presbyterian Association of Musicians annual conference at Montreat was held in person and online. But if you missed it – or simply want to share your experience with others - another option is available. A recordings package of...

‘We shouldn’t sit back and wait for folks to come’

by Mike Ferguson
8/27/2021

Who are the “nones,” the more than 50% of the U.S. population who told Gallup pollsters last year they no longer belong to a church, synagogue or mosque? A look at the data, the Rev. Dr. R. Drew Smith said...

Estate planning does God’s work after we’re gone

by Nancy Crowe
8/25/2021

The “what” of estate planning can seem overwhelming to ministers, even those who regularly deal with death. Besides, serving God requires plenty of other earthly details. That “what” is not only important but manageable, said the presenters of “Estate Planning...

Using culture to inform the church

by Mike Ferguson
8/18/2021

Many preachers get a little antsy about preaching on and around secular holidays, among them the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Mother’s Day — and that biggest secular holiday of all, Super Bowl Sunday. In their minds, the culture and...

Church continues legacy of arts education through endowment

by Robyn Davis Sekula
8/9/2021

In the early 1990s, Third-Westminster Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, N.J., was looking for a way to minister to the local community. They created the Institute of Music for Children in 1995, which provides music, arts and drama education to youth...

Rose Niles joins Presbyterian Foundation as field staff

by Erin Dunigan
7/29/2021

The journey that led the Rev. Dr. Rose Niles to become the Presbyterian Foundation’s newest Ministry Relations Officer began when she was asked to become a ruling elder at the age of 14. As a continuation of her lifelong commitment...

Foundation acts to free up funds for 1001 New Worshiping Communities

by Robyn Davis Sekula
7/16/2021

The Presbyterian Foundation plans to soon take action that could free up millions to support the 1001 New Worshiping Communities program. The Foundation, Presbyterian Investment & Loan Program and the Presbyterian Mission Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding on July...

Michigan church is growing, despite the pandemic

by Rebecca Mallozzi
7/1/2021

Over the course of the last year, churches across the globe have wondered what coming out on the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic looks like. Many have wondered how to make the best decisions for their worshipping communities. As...

PC(USA) seminaries advance curriculum to match the needs of the church and society

by Gregg Brekke
6/23/2021

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of four stories that include interviews with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminaries, taking a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic challenged and changed seminary learning environments. “We started our curriculum discussions asking...

Presbyterian seminaries explore definitions of ‘call’ and ‘ministry’ in the 21st century

by Gregg Brekke
6/28/2021

Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of four stories that include interviews with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminaries, taking a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic challenged and changed seminary learning environments. Long before the pandemic and the...